How segregate wifi of accessing ethernet on the same network

Feb 10, 2016 12:44AM PST


I have a setup in a restaurant.

I'm connecting several screens with Ethernet cables and connecting them via vpn to a remote office (HQ) for controlling the contents of the screens, the vpn connection is working and HQ admin can monitor and control the screens, BUT:

In the same time the restaurant is offering wifi connection to his guests using the same network.

I want to prevent the wifi users to ping or see the Ethernet network.

The router I have is Linksys E1000 which is connecting to internet service provider line and gives internet to wifi and Ethernet.

The next problem that I want to solve:
when there are many guests using the wifi the vpn connection became slow because the most bandwidth is utilized by wifi users, how can I give a limited bandwidth to wifi users and save 60% e.g. of the bandwidth dedicated to ethernet network which the vpn is using it.

The vpn HW is IPTL 71 for the restaurant, and IPTL 78 for the remote office (HQ).


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Re: network
Feb 10, 2016 1:04AM PST

The nice work-around is to have 2 different networks. All you need: 2 phone lines (with ADSL) or a cable and an ADSL connection, each with it's own modem and router. One for the business and one for the guests.

No problems with security, no problems with shared bandwidth.


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Difficult to have two internet lines
Feb 10, 2016 1:08AM PST

Thank you Kees for your reply, but it is difficult to have to internet lines because it is business internet line which cost a lot to add new one, if I can purchase a new router that can do the job this will be more achievable.

Post was last edited on February 10, 2016 1:48 AM PST

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The E1000 I checked has the Guest network feature.
Feb 10, 2016 9:28AM PST

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